New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and the U.S. premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Frieze, which was written in response to Beethoven’s Ninth and co-commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society, New York Philharmonic, and BBC Radio 3.
This program highlights connections that the Royal Philharmonic Society and the New York Philharmonic share with the Ninth Symphony: the RPS commissioned the work in 1817, and the New York Philharmonic gave its U.S. premiere in 1846, for which it commissioned the first English translation of “Ode to Joy.”
Mark-Anthony Turnage: Frieze (U.S. premiere, New York Philharmonic co-commission with the Royal Philharmonic Society and BBC Radio 3)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9